Board Breaking Seminar Draws 20 Taekwondo Central Red & Black Belts

Taekwondo Centrals Board Breaking Seminar was a great success with a solid turn out

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Board Breaking Seminar starts with a good stretch
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Students were taught the elements that make a successful board break which is a test of Technique, Speed, Power, Accuracy and Follow Through. Board Breaking is a crucial part of Taekwondo Gradings and can be a make or break point in the Taekwondo Black Belt Examination

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Kaiden Guiver practises Push Front Kick with Ariana Lloyd

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Thank you to Grand Master Ross Hartnett from Taekwondo Ohdokwan, we were very fortunate to attain the same boards used at the upcoming Black Belt Grading on November 26th 2017, so this was a rare chance to spend some time getting it to a high level.

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Melanie Buhlman smashes a board held by Gary Veljacich

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- Correct Breaking Technique for the main 5 kicks used for board breaking
- Correct board holding position for each kick
- Correct set up procedure for Black Belt Grading
- Using dramatics to elevate the break score

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Kelly Platts practises with Rebecca Collis

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We had great feedback from this seminar and wanted to thank

Grand Master Ross Hartnett & Grand Master Carmela Hartnett of Taekwondo Ohdokwan
Kelly Platts for organising delivery of official breaking boards
Paul & Jo Jauncey for organising back up boards (including Cutting) Huge Job – Thanks so very much

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“Its not what you do for your children,
Its what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.”

Children leaving home can be one of the most exciting and terrifying things to happen as a parent, but it can’t be avoided!
But the whole process of nurturing, caring and teaching them was for this moment, to give them the tools and confidence to go out and make their own life.

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Let us help ease some of your worries and set them on a path to success with some valuable skills that could help keep them safe!

EMPOWER them with knowledge. What to look for, what to avoid.
PROTECT them from danger by giving them the skills to escape.
STRENGTHEN them to confidently and efficiently defend themselves.

All sessions are booked privately and are run on a 2 person basis. Bring a friend or take a class together. Each session runs for 1 hour.

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Equipping Nurses With The Protection They Deserve – ECU Wellness Day Self Defence Workshop

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Equipping Nurses With The Protection They Deserve

 

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Nurses are so often the unsung heroes in our community.
And a selfless dedication to the care of others, often means putting their own personal safety at risk.

Confronted by a patient who has become violent or invades their personal space or even just walking to their car during a night-time shift change – it’s so important our nurses have the skills and confidence to protect themselves in a dangerous situation.

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A group of nursing students studying at Edith Cowan University, South West Campus can now approach their future careers with greater peace of mind after this month participating in Master Justin Warren’s Introduction to Self Defence Workshop .

Master Justin – a 6th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo – presented two one-hour sessions during the university’s recent Wellness Days for staff and students.

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While the sessions were open to all students, it was the nursing faculty which jumped at the opportunity to get involved. Learning how to block, escape particular holds plus complete Master Justin’s signature 5 Strike Combo left the students feeling energised and empowered.

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Several were shocked by their ability to overcome an opponent without requiring great strength, fitness or power.

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Here’s what some of the students had to say afterwards…

 

Thank you so much for organising the event for us we all had a blast and learnt a lot!
Tayla, ECU nursing student

I enjoy the work out from martial arts and it makes you feel very empowered being able to defend yourself. I left the workshop pretty pumped and ready to take on anyone! I was almost waiting for some weirdo to jump out at me so I’d get to demo the ‘kick, flick, punch, knee- in-groin’ just to see if I had it!! The guy running the workshop was very knowledgeable too and seemed like a great teacher. The activities were really well pitched at our skill level. He provided a really good overview of what it is all about. It was a great idea to include it in wellness week and it is a shame that more people couldn’t come along – Kristy, ECU nursing student. Thank you so much for organising the event for us we all had a blast and learnt a lot!

Tayla, ECU nursing student

What a great fun class that was and I did pick up many tips and tricks. I really appreciate you organising such a class and was grateful for the opportunity to attend. Justin is a great instructor and I hope tomorrow is well subscribed
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Heather, ECU nursing student

“Thank you so much for organising the workshop, was definitely worth the hour. Hope there will be more next year. I will definitely take it back up. Have missed it
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Nicola, ECU nursing Student

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After the workshops, the nurses were able to return the favour by providing Master Justin and Assistant Instructor John Crawford with a health check pitstop.
Nursing Lecturer Melanie Buhlmann (and TKD Central Red Belt student) measured Master Justin’s oxygen levels, heart rate and blood pressure.

Master Justin Warren is health checked by Nurse Mel Buhlman

We’re happy to report, despite struggling with his seasonal asthma, Master Justin was in good health! And despite always insisting otherwise, it turns out John has a heart in there after all!

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Here’s Some Of The Participants Feed Back We Received

“What a great fun class that was and I did pick up many tips and tricks. I really appreciate you organising such a class and was grateful for the opportunity to attend. Justin is a great instructor and I hope tomorrow is well subscribed. “The nursing students and lecturers who attended the self-defence workshops offered at ECU had a magnificent time. I am so grateful that they took up the challenge and experienced the confidence and empowerment that comes with learning skills for personal protection.     Heather, ECU nursing student

The feedback I received from the participants and the spectators has been astounding.  I cannot thank Master Justin Warren and Instructor John Crawford enough for agreeing to provide these workshops on the South West campus despite many other competing commitments.” Melanie, ECU nursing lecturer

“Thank you so much for organising the workshop, was definitely worth the hour. Hope there will be more next year. I will definitely take it back up. Have missed it.“  Nicola, ECU nursing student

“Although a tad late, I am really glad that I did make it to the self-defence class. I totally enjoyed the instruction and found the moves that Justin taught were really beneficial. Justin and John were also very competent in ensuring we had the correct technique. I have just practiced a few moves on my husband and sons ????. They were all very impressed. I appreciate your efforts to promote such a great activity Mel and would definitely support future sessions”. Fiona, ECU nursing student

“The self-defence session was lots of fun! The instructor was engaging and the exercises were fun and well-paced.” Verity, ECU nursing student

“Thank you for organising the self-defence workshop on Wednesday. I had a great time and it was such a great way to de-stress, learn something new and interact with a new group of people. I also had a good laugh and felt muscles that I never knew existed. It was such a great activity and I would definitely encourage more to get involved if he ran it again.” Jodie, ECU nursing student

” Justin and John were both confident, attentive, supportive and engaging throughout the session and made us feel comfortable as we learned skills we were unfamiliar with. Especially noted was Justin’s ability to explain and demonstrate skills clearly and with efficiency, and took the time ensuring he gave each person equal attention while providing feedback on our technique, in order for us to get the most out of the session. This class was a great foundation for learning self-defence and is something I recommend to anyone, especially those who may often feel vulnerable or anxious as it is empowering and reassuring to know you have the ability to defend yourself in a dangerous situation. Thanks again for the great opportunity Mel! I felt so energised and focused that I went home and smashed out my assignment after a couple of days of feeling very low and uninspired.” Emily, ECU nursing student

“The self-defence workshop looked amazing yesterday. What a fantastic modality to bring onto campus.” ECU staff member, spectator

 

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The Paragon Program is for the students or parents who want a more personalised,
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Guaranteed limited class numbers further ensure a higher level in martial arts skills.
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Gary, Mel, Rebecca & Eric. Our Unbelievables

 

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Lesson Number One: Wake up one morning and decide (REALLY decide) every person in your family needs a Black Belt in Taekwondo.

Literally.

That’s exactly how the most “Unbelievable” journey began for TKD Central parents Gary Veljacich and Mel Buhlmann.
And now our very own “Unbelievables” (because ‘The Incredibles’ was already taken AND it’s pretty ‘unbelievable’ we’re doing this!) are well on their way to achieving that dream.

Rebecca, now 10, had almost completed the Super Dragons syllabus and Eric,7, was rising through the ranks of Little Dragonflies when the inspiration hit.Gary and Mel simply decided one day that they wanted to be right there to support Rebecca as she made the transition from “the little kids’ classes” to junior Taekwondo.

Thanks to TKD Central’s unique twice-weekly family class in Australind, they were delivered an opportunity to train together as a family. Fast forward two years to Term 3, 2017 and The Unbelievables celebrated a stunningly memorable moment in their family’s history as Gary, Mel and Rebecca stood together before Master Justin for a Red Belt Grading Exam while Eric (still completing Super Dragons) watched from the sidelines.

Talk about the ultimate family bonding experience!

Now their sights are firmly set on attempting a Black Belt grading together next year.

Gary and Mel say they’re okay with the idea that it could take longer than that, but there is not a shadow of a doubt in their minds that they WILL all get there in the end. Unfortunately though, achieving a status in martial arts the majority of beginners will never actually realise, doesn’t come as easily as just waking up one morning and deciding. Former concreter Gary turns 60 next year and wages a constant war with old injuries but celebrates the remarkable improvements to his general fitness since starting training.

Mel splits her working life between lecturing in nursing at Edith Cowan University (collecting a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence as she goes because that’s just how “The Unbelievables” roll) and completing the study and research associated with undertaking a Masters Degree in Nursing.

Yet twice a week throughout the year, the four of them turn up to training and give it their all.

Every step in their Taekwondo journey together is enjoyed, celebrated and REALLY cherished. Photos, belts and board breaks converted into trophies by Gary are on display around their home to help remind them how far they’ve come and what they are working towards. Even Gary’s morning coffee cup shouts at him: “Headed for Black Belt. Don’t look back!”

Taekwondo has become a part of who they are – both as individuals AND as a family.

Those Black Belts are only a matter of time.

Rebecca and Eric talk with pride about their training and their goals and happily recount occasions where the virtues and confidence they’ve gained from Taekwondo has helped them navigate tough situations at school.Despite their young age, they can already see how perseverance is paying off.From Gary and Mel’s point of view, their family has an incredible opportunity to support each other towards achieving a common goal which looking forward, they believe will be of enormous benefit when they are forced to navigate the murky waters of parenting teens.

And they urge any parents who have been sitting on the sidelines to bite the bullet and join in the action so their families too can realise the myriad of benefits training together can bring.
All it takes is one term they believe, to figure out if martial arts is for you. Don’t worry about a uniform or the annual membership fee or gradings. For ONE TERM just turn up each week, pay for the classes as a casual participant, and give it a go. There’s nothing to lose and potentially, EVERYTHING to gain.

As for TKD Central’s instructors, Gary and Mel believe you couldn’t find a better one than 6th Dan Black Belt Master Justin Warren, describing him as head and shoulders above anyone else.And they say he’s well supported by 4th Dan Black Belt Ajana Plunkett and 3rd Dan Black Belt John Crawford who they find to be equally inspiring.

They’re experienced in their teaching methods and achieve a balance between being friendly, approachable and encouraging while understanding how to motivate and empower students to do their best. So what are you waiting for? You too can become a superhero parent like “The Unbelievables” through TKD Central’s family training nights.

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By Kelly Platts

ANXIETY. It seems to be a problem suffered by more and more people these days. The worrying part, a lot of these people are actually our kids.

Why, whose to know exactly why. Lifestyle? Diet? Our Education system? Who knows, but it’s here and we need to develop ways to overcome it. Especially for our little ones. The earlier we can teach our kids how to handle the stresses and worries of life, the better off they will be.

We’ve seen it time and time again, parents have read about the benefits of martial arts and they decide to bring their kids along to try a class. Many will love it from the word go and will continue with it for years. Some last a few terms, others only a few lessons. It’s just not their thing, but they tried it!

But then there’s a small number of kids who just won’t give it a go, I suspect they want to, kids are naturally curious. But fear, shyness and anxiety are just too overwhelming and despite all efforts from Mum/Dad and Instructors it just ends in tears.

It is these kids that could actually really benefit the most from what Martial Arts and what Master Justin has to offer them.

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Hence the introduction of the “Double Dragons Program”.

A programme specifically designed for these little guys who just need that bit of extra support and attention. In this class Mum or Dad are 100% involved. They’re not sitting on the sidelines. With a parent by their side, often this is all that’s needed to get them going, and what a great bonding opportunity!

Class numbers are capped at a maximum of six, so not only do you get a more personal experience with Head Instructor Master Justin, the overall class feeling becomes a lot less intimidating for the kids.

The Program Is Designed To Improve & Develop

Childs Personal Safety Skills Great For Coordination Give Them A Confident Start Be There To Help Them Progress All Important, An Activity For Both Parent & Child Light to Moderate Exercise For Parent Increase Bonding

We’re really excited to see what this special class can achieve. Master Justin has a truly unique skill with little ones. His kind and gentle manner really gels with our all students, but his gift is without a doubt, best applied to the youngest members. We know there will be some really positive outcomes for the students in this class.

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But don’t stop there, after experiencing some real successes with the Double Dragons, your child should have the courage and the confidence to take the next step, and by now you will have seen first hand the amazing energy and enthusiasm from Master Justin and the incredible benefits of training in Martial Arts.

Have a think about some of the qualities and skills you want your children to have as they transition from childhood into young adults. We all want them to be successful and in good health, to live long and rewarding lives, yes? In Mind, Body and Spirit!

 

What are some of the skills that successful people hold, how do they achieve success?

- Mental determination: The drive and desire to push for more.

- Perseverance: The ability to continue to walk forward in the face of defeat or disappointments that come along the way.

- Confidence: A belief in themselves and their ability to achieve what they want.

- Self Control: Understanding success involves some sacrifice.

- Problem Solving & Adaptation: An Extremely important skill that is needed across all areas of life!

- Patience, Integrity and humility. Traits that are invaluable to a successful and well rounded individual.

 

But there are two aspects to overall health.

One is your physical Health; the other is your mental health.  Without each other in unison, things just don’t run well.

A strong, healthy and fit body will undoubtable help carry them through a successful life.

- Balance: Without it we are pretty much buggered. What’s the one of the first things we lose into our elderly years? Balance! Utilise your muscles, exercise when you’re young and really strengthen your body and core. Your balance will remain with you for A LOT longer than the average person.

- Flexibility: Can you touch your toes? No? Why not? Age is no excuse! But starting early will make the transition into the golden years much easier!

- Muscle tone & Endurance: Good muscle tone promotes good posture, and having the strength to perform many daily activities are vital. Use it or lose it. There is no truer saying. Don’t move, and in years you will have trouble moving. Move more consistently through your life and in years to come you will still be moving!

So now you’ve read it, the benefits of Martial Arts are incredible! Why WOULDN’T you want to give this amazing opportunity and start in life to your kids?

 

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The Counterstrike Womens Self Defence Program Is a simple easy start to effective self defence.

Over 60 Women attended the 2 workshops held in both Bunbury & Australind and learned about improving presence and striking vulnerable areas.
With some 16 women joining up the Australind 6 week Counterstrike Course and now learning the finer points of staying safe.

We would like to thank all the women who came to the classes and workshops. We certainly hoped that you gained some valuable lessons on self defence

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Our Double Dragons Program is designed for a child aged 2-5 yrs and their parent.

Term 4, 2017

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12th October - 14th December
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Only 6 Places Available
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$200

The Program Is Designed To Improve & Develop

Childs Personal Safety Skills
Great For Coordination
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Be There To Help Them Progress
All Important, An Activity For Both Parent & Child
Light to Moderate Exercise For Parent
Increase Bonding

Our Double Dragons Program is like nothing we have ever done before, With this program the parent is invited into the class to help their child learn, exercise and enjoy this new “Bonding” activity with the hidden purpose of your building childs safety skills against bullies or predators

Double Dragons is a limited number class with only 6 children /
parent groups allowed per class to help maximize instructor/student Ratio
Double Dragons is great for any child who suffers from confidence or anxiety problems.
With the parent training also, this gives the child greater confidence to try.

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Children’s Self Defence Is Essential
In todays world, teaching your child how to stay safe should rank up there with learning to swim. Why? Because the worst possible scenario can have devastating results. Some good effective basics can greatly increase your child’s chances of escaping harm. As with anything, the correct preventative measures can greatly reduce chances of harm coming to your child.

There are many forms of martial arts and self defence, so how do you pick what’s right for your child? All Martial Arts have great benefits but not all are age appropriate especially for young children
Child abduction is among a parents greatest fear backed by high profile cases like Madeleine McLanes abduction in Portugal or in Australia, the heart destroying story of the Daniel Morecombe abduction and murder. Getting the right basics based on principles of self preservation and quick escaping should be the first stop for your child, It could make all the difference in surviving this sort of assault.

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4510.0 – Recorded Crime – Victims, Australia, 2013 . Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/06/2014

 

The first question you need to ask is what the goal you want for your child in regard to martial arts training
Martial arts has many different sides now and like many arts has its sub-groups or styles. Many specialise in different areas. Some are traditional, some are sport based, some are weapons based, so what is best for a child? None of the above. These types of styles can be experimented with later but having a good foundation of “Life Preserving Self Defence”. The other subject we need to talk about is keeping your child safe and traditional, sport and leave many holes in their effectiveness. Its something that all traditional and sport martial arts instructors know inside but rarely admit. It is purely unethical to teach a child to use a weapon. Its dangerous, it adds whole new dimension to injury if the weapon is wrestled off a child. I think its is not needed in our society, not for a child, not in Australia

 

 

Younger Target Being Chosen For Kidnappings

Sunday Herald Sun May 11, 2013 10:00PM
“Kidnapping crimes – including foiled attempts – soared to 160 offences last financial year In Victoria, up from 89 in the 2009 financial year”.
Alarmingly, children under 10 were the targets in 30 of the terrifying offences committed last year.

 

The 4 Most Dangerous Mistakes Parents Make When Choosing
A Self Defence School For Their Child Under 9 Years Of Age

1 – Excessive Contact
2 – Too Sport Orientated
3 – Too Traditional Orientated
4 – Not Age Appropriate

 

1 – Excessive Contact
Excessive Contact is dangerous and has the potential to do serious damage. Young children don’t need this type of training. Excessive head contact in particular is what we need to look out for. What young children don’t need is neck or even brain damage associated with excess contact that can hinder their growth and development.  Self Defence for kids is a must but the theory of getting beaten up to learn how to not get beaten up is wrong for children. There is a better way. If your child or even you would like to get involved with contact martial arts. Look after their brains with proper protection but basically if they can be knocked out, they can get a brain injury, remember they are still growing, it’s a crucial time in their brain development and wrestling around with joint locks needs to be done with great care, but really isnt the right approach to child vs adult self defence

 

 Scared Child with Hand over her Mouth

“How Our Little Dragons Class Helped Two Children Escape Real Life Abduction Attempt” – Click Here

 

2 – Too Sport Orientated
Sport Martial Arts are great but also have a flaw in regard to self defence, they teach a person to enter a modified default combat mode, this default mode is based on what they’re taught repetitiously at their martial arts class. If it’s a sport they have many limitations.

Sport sets automatic limits that they will automatically fall into when trying to defend themselves. Its called Rules. This can work against the child if the aggressor attacks in a way the child isn’t used to and doesn’t react to. If sport and competition is what your after for your under 9, the benefit of sport is documented however if your goal at this young age is to know that they can escape a potentially life threatening situation, then different defence reactions need to be built.

Once these basic correct self protection reactions are built, then you can be more experimental and enter into sport, traditional or more weapon based styles. Safety is more important than a trophy or gold medal. For children under 9, this needs to be the focus, building the correct instinctive reactions that don’t leave them in danger. For children the focus needs to be on increasing escaping potential as a sport style builds in the wrong goal for young children’s self protection. Scoring points don’t count

 

“Street/footpath was the most common location for kidnapping/abduction to occur (43% or 258 victims)”
4510.0 – Recorded Crime – Victims, Australia, 2013 . Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/06/2014

 

3 – Too Traditional Orientated
Its what every martial art style stems from. A tradition and a traditional style. Most traditional styles are either too fancy or too ridged for under 9’s self defence, and though helpful in different areas, they have benefits in many ways, but not ideal for what for what we want, which is to protect your child from harm. There is more updated ways to teach children better self defence.

Moves that require a defence of 3 movement off 1 attack aren’t really usable for a child it takes to long to train a child these techniques to make them usable, or defences against stationary attacks where in training where the attacker holds a position just doesn’t happen in reality. Ridged stances and blocks aren’t adapted to changing situations of an attack and don’t allow for avoidance.

The key for under 9’s is to use what they have and avoidance and escape tactics, its always a better choice than fight for a young child, flexible, adaptable, usable escape techniques are what you want your child to be good at, not confrontation skills, not for their size, not at the age of 8 or lower. Ridged stances aren’t appropriate for realistic young children, they wont out power an adult, its common sense. A Hit and Run is a far better option for kids. If your child is under 9, Do them a favour by teaching them how to escape

 

Females accounted for a slightly larger proportion of all kidnapping/abduction victims (57% or 344 victims
4510.0 – Recorded Crime – Victims, Australia, 2013 . Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/06/2014

 

4 – Age Appropriate
Children’s self defence needs to have a different focus than adults or even teen self defence. The fact is many leverage moves a child attempts still wont overcome an adults strength, take downs wont work and trying to wrestle an adult if you’re a child is a waist of time. Getting as far away as quick as they can is the automatic defence mode you want your child to employ.

Confrontation is not the goal, Escape is. However correct strikes to the right targets can temporarily stop an adult that creates a window of opportunity and give a chance for your child to escape. The Ultimate Goal In Children’s Self Defence is to Escape. Some martial arts can put young children in a very bad
position not taking into consideration their size and what they can realistically do

Some martial arts schools styles just don’t suit the purpose of escaping. They give benefits when your child is older. But if you have a child under 9 years of age, dont focus on engaging. This wont end good for your child if engaging is their safety default or self defence plan taught by the school they attend and the reflexes built in

 

      

     

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Master Justin Warren Awarded Bunbury Mail Lifetime Of Achievement 2016

Donny The Little Dragon ( Club Mascot) Hugs Taekwondo Central Instructor Master Justin Warren

Donny The Little Dragon ( Club Mascot) Hugs Taekwondo Central Instructor Master Justin Warren

It was a great year For Taekwondo Central in 2016

The expansion of the kids safety program
The inclusion of the Paragon Program
All Instructor Passing Their Dan Black Belt Level
9 Black Belts Graded At The End Of The Year

Now to top it up, Master Justin has now been recognised for his achievements by the Bunbury Mail

For The Paper Story

SPORT – 2016 IN REVIEW

For The Online Version

http://www.bunburymail.com.au/story/4369501/2016-was-a-big-year-for-sport-in-bunbury/?cs=280

 

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